Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Fourth of July!





(Photo by Barry Yanowitz, who took the most beautiful fireworks pictures I've ever seen.)

Happy birthday, USA. It's raining in New York, which may put a damper on all of the fun. But if it ever stops, I'm going to walk over to the East River and check out the waterfalls that were recently constructed by artist Olafur Eliasson. Then I might eat a hot dog and launch my own homemade fireworks show from the roof of my building while belting out The Star Spangled Banner. Kidding. I don't even know all the words to The Star Spangled Banner.

21 Comments:

Anonymous phoenix said...

It's raining here in the Cincinnati area too. Oh well, my siblings will just have to postpone their own fireworks show.

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when we went to NYC, we saw the waterfalls! they're awesome! they light them up at night, to...

-liltomboyblue

10:13 AM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

It's raining? I think this is the first time in a few years that is hasn't rained on Independence Day in my particular suburb.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.usa-flag-site.org/song-lyrics/star-spangled-banner.shtml

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Konakona said...

Yay!!!
My family is so not prepared so we're not going to do very much...
I think.
The waterfalls are very pretty.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous phoenix said...

Too bad rain won't stop the people in my neighborhood who have a bit of an obsession with fireworks. Trust me, there is nothing worse than waking up to the sound of loud fireworks at one in the morning.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous ducknamedchester said...

so this is probably irrevelant..but I got this new history book from Barnes and Nobles...and learned of another amazing woman Hsi Kai in a time when women did not have many rights she was the most successfull pirate of all time and demanded her husband give her 50o percent of his wealth fr her hand in marriage!

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Kiel said...

on the news i saw there was a guy carving cheese on the streets of NYC....

strange...

1:43 PM  
Anonymous phoenix said...

Oh my word, ducknamedchester! That is SO COOL!

An unrelated thing - does anyone know if there is Kiki Strike fanfic out there?

Another unrelated thing - I think there needs to be a forum of some kind for this site.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Catgirl said...

Rain here in Washington to. It always rains here though. I don't know the words to the Star Spangled Banner either. I'm so happy I'm not the only one!

1:49 PM  
Anonymous sekrit7 said...

AWWW! All of you guys are so lucky. Fireworks are ILLIGAL in CA. What's the fun in that?

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Girlskickbutt!!! said...

Where I live the fireworks ROCK!!! Everyone does their own plus the city's. It tends to last about a week, but no one shoots them close enough to my house to wake me up. So who am I to deny some people a little fun with fire... and guns... and exploding Jackie Chan's...

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

There are about two or three fireworks shows in my area, and not all of them are on the fourth. Sometimes there's an "encore" the day after.

Fireworks are illegal in CA? Are they completely illegal? In IL, they're illegal for anyone except professionals. But people set 'em off anyway.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Michele said...

Psh it was SO hot here today. I went to a parade and we stood there for like 2 hours just about to die. but I got lots of candy so it's all good. I would have gotten pics of the fireworks too, but someone got my camera wet, so now it's all weird. Ugh.

*gasp* Even I know the whole star-spangled banner! Well, I actually just learned the whole thing recently, but whatever. I think I sing it pretty well too....

Oh, and Happy 4th of July! lol

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In North Carolina there is a drought so only people with perments are allowed to shoot thhem off, but there is a annoying red, white, and bluegrass thing that has fire works me and my friends got coffee then saw them we all don't like the music haha -nina

11:20 PM  
Blogger liltomboyblue11;) said...

nina, you live in NC? that's cool, me to. i pity all CA citezens... i love fireworks. and fire.

2:56 PM  
Blogger falcon said...

hey I should do that!

What i did do is light sparklers, then go up to the hill by my house and watch every fireworks display in the area. (San Fransisco, Sausalito... ect)

mae

3:26 PM  
Blogger falcon said...

and bridget, who cares if fireworks are illegal? they cant sell sparklers, eighther, which is why I go to CHINATOWN duh

JK

okay sort of
yes!!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Zodiac girls said...

Yah the fire works where so amazing! And on the third my parents and there two friends went to see the fire works in lake Hopactgan and they got rained on! And nearly killed! Wile I had a bad feeling, so look who's dry know! *Muwahahah!!!*
A

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love kiki strike it is my favorite book ever! not that that has anything to do with fireworks. but they are cool!

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Bridget said...

Mae - Sparklers are not illegal. They arent even sorta illegal. They are completly legal. Just no fireworks.

9:25 PM  

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